You’ve heard from Games of Thrones, Winter is coming. Well here in the SoC, this time of year you hear the Northers are coming. Means, tie everything down, stow items away, and find a good book or movie or indoor project to occupy your time - sometimes for a day sometimes for three. Afterward the … Continue reading Puerto Escondido to La Paz
When the going gets tough, take a break.
Punta Colorada 1-2Dec We head out to Punta Colorado for a couple days to take a break from the mooring field. This is our second time at this anchorage, yet our first time on land here. Our first time here last season, the authorities of the Loreto Marine Park system had COVID-19 restrictions in place. … Continue reading Punta Colorada and Puerto Escondido, again.
Puerto Ballandra 21-25Nov As we exited the entrance of Puerto Escondido, we spotted two fin whales off our port beam. Giving them plenty of space, we make a larger turn around the point. An hour later, the winds were ideally forward of our beam. So with both sails raised and the Hydrovane dialed in, we sailed … Continue reading Puerto Ballandra and Isla Coronados
Isla Coranado 3-4 Nov From San Juanico we motored 18 nm south to the lovely Isla Coranados. This dormant volcano is 928 feet of dark red volcanic rocks and the background to the turquoise colored waters and white soft sandy beaches. There is a large yacht in the middle of the bay, so we drop … Continue reading Puerto Escondido
San Juanico 31Oct-3Nov We have short 8 nautical miles (nm) trip from Punta Pulpito to San Juanico. The morning was easy going and after we weighed anchor we decided to fly the spinnaker, aka the kite. The spinnaker sail is designed to use in downwind sailing in light air; usually in 10-15 kts. If you have seen sailboats sailing, … Continue reading San Juanico
Punta Pulpita 29-31Oct When we left Bahia Concepcion, we were sent off by a large pod of dolphins. We never tire seeing these playful, joyous, and graceful creatures. Their curiosity about our boat sends Carrie back and forth along the deck and bow. You would think it was her first time seeing a dolphin.As we turned the point … Continue reading Punta Pulpita 29-31Oct
Originally, we had a big write up reflecting our year (the year) and how we had coped with the pandemic. Then we agreed that it has already been written. Not by us so much but by all others that will undoubtedly revisit the frustrations and crap that this pandemic has caused so many the last … Continue reading Can we Sum Up our 2020?
With the little decorated tree glowing in our little corner of the salon and the interior mast pole wrapped with green garland, we celebrate this special holiday. It is not the same without our family and our old friends, though. We miss throwing our annual holiday party, attending holiday gatherings with friends, and taking in the local … Continue reading The Merriest of Holidays
Santo Domingo and Playa Santispac When someone asks us what it is like living on a sailboat, we sometimes explain it is like living in a large camper but we travel by water. And we explain like camping and on the water, we basically live outdoors, in an open-air lifestyle. Unless we are underway or … Continue reading Bahia Concepcion